Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel.  Selecting white paint for your cabinets opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful color palette for an interior design. Do you opt for a color palette that is all white, a mixture of shades of white, or white with pops of color? The color combinations that you can create with white paints are endless. So what shade of white painted cabinetry is best for your room?

Varying shades of white fall into two categories, “cool” and “warm” color palettes. Cool color schemes consist mostly of blue, green, and gray colors. While warm color schemes are generally red, orange, and yellow colors including beige and creamy hues. This is just a guideline, there are exceptions to rule. For example, hybrid colors like greens, violets, and purples can be considered warmer or cooler colors depending on their mix and what colors they are paired with. Although pure white can, like our White painted finish, go with any color of the rainbow, shades of white are best when paired by their warm or cool tones.

At Dura Supreme, we offer an attractive palette of fashionable paint colors selected for their ability to be classic and timeless for years to come. This standard paint palette includes several white paint options that I’d like to share with you today.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s standard white paint color include; White, Linen White, Classic White, Dove, Pearl, and Silver Mist.

COOL White Paint Colors

If your color scheme includes cool blues, grays or even blue-greens and white paint is part of the equation, a cool white painted finish can look stunning. Dura Supreme’s standard paint finishes include three shades of white that are definitely considered cool: White, Pearl, and Silver Mist. There’s also our popular Linen White that has a subtle violet tint. Linen White paint can appear either cool or warm based on what other colors it’s paired with. Let’s take a close look at each…

Cool White Paint Colors for kitchen & bath cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Pearl is a gray-white, sort of a chameleon color. on its own looks white, paired with a darker gray it appears as a light gray.

This modern design concept with a cool color palette featured Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Camden door style in a

This modern design concept with a cool color palette featured Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Camden door style in a “Shell Gray” stain paired with the “Pearl” paint sample.

Silver Mist is a pale gray, almost white paint with a cooler tone. It has a stronger gray tone then Pearl. It’s a striking gray-white when paired with deep navy blues and dark gray stains.

This kitchen design mood board features Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Lauren door style in

This kitchen design mood board features Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Lauren door style in “Silver Mist” paint paired with samples of a Personal Paint Match Sherwin-Williams “Slate Tile” paint and the “Caraway” stain on Knotty Alder.

White is our brightest true white painted finish. It is almost a snow-white that pairs beautifully with practically any color of the rainbow. I think it’s a stunning color to use when designing with the dark blue and gray color palettes but it also works just as well with warm color palettes.

This mood board has a cool color palette featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Carson V-Groove door style in

This mood board has a cool color palette featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Carson V-Groove door style in “White” paint.

Linen White, I consider a “hybrid” color. It’s a white hue with the slightest violet undertone. Not as bright as WhiteLinen White, when used as a cool white, complements gray-toned cabinet stains (i.e. Shell Gray, Heather, Pebble, Smoke, and Caraway) as well as the darker gray paints (i.e. Storm Gray and Graphite).

This design concept features Dura Supreme's

This design concept features Dura Supreme’s “Linen White” shown on the Lauren door style paired with “Shell Gray” stain on Cherry on the Camden door style.

WARM White Cabinet Paint Colors

Dura Supreme’s Classic White and Dove paints are two fantastic finish options in the warm white category.  Warm whites typically have a creamy appearance, the more yellow tint added to the base, the creamier the white becomes. Both Classic White and Dove coordinate with almost any stain color that Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers.  From Coriander to Onyx, there is a stain and warm white paint combination that will work beautifully in almost any environment. As I mentioned earlier, our versatile White and Linen White paints can also be used as a warm white. Linen White has more of a taupe look then a creamy one while White is a true, neutral bright white.

Warm White Paint Colors for kitchen & bath cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Dove has a light, neutral white with a warm tint. When compared to WhiteDove can look peaceful with a mulberry undertone.

Dura Supreme’s Highland door style in the “Morel” stain paired with a sample of “Dove” paint.

This warm and inviting kitchen features Dura Supreme Cabinetry's in

This warm and inviting kitchen features Dura Supreme Cabinetry in “Dove” paint for the lower cabinets and “Hazelnut” stain on Cherry for the uppers. Design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, Wisconsin. Photo by Ryan Hainey.

Classic White is a more subtle warm white with just enough of a yellow-ish tint to take away the cool edge of a straight white, yet it still feels like a bright white.

“Classic White” paint finish from Dura Supreme Cabinetry on the Chelsea door style paired with the Carson-Inset door style in a “Heather” stain on Cherry.

A cozy lake house kitchen design featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Arcadia Classic-Inset door in a combination of

A cozy lake house kitchen design featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Arcadia Classic-Inset door in a combination of “Classic White” paint and Heavy Patina “D” on Knotty Alder finishes. Design by Kim Hoegger of Kim Hoegger Home, Texas.

Linen White, with its subtle violet tone, is versatile and can be used in both warm and cool color palettes. When used as a warm white, Linen White complements true-brown toned cabinet stains including (i.e. Harbor, Praline, Hazelnut, and Feather) as well as the darker gray paints (i.e. Storm Gray and Graphite).

Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Lauren-Inset door style in

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Lauren-Inset door style in “Linen White” paint paired with a sample of the “Coriander” stain on the Cherry wood species.

A warm, neutral bathroom featuring Dura Supreme's Kendall Panel door style in

A warm, neutral bathroom featuring Dura Supreme’s Kendall Panel door style in “Linen White” paint. Design by Megan Dent of Studio M Kitchen & Bath, Plymouth, MN.

White is a true white that’s very versatile, pairing beautifully with practically any color of the rainbow. If you’re looking for a bright paint pairing for your stained finishes with true-brown, yellow-gold, or red-orange undertones White will work seamlessly with your color palette. 

“White” paint by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A bright kitchen featuring Dura Supreme’s “White” painted cabinets and a “Sesame” stained kitchen island. Design by Boyer Building Corporation, Minnesota. Photo by Mark Ehlen of Ehlen Creative Communications.

 

Discover Endless Finish Options

If you haven’t fallen in love with one of our standard white paint options by now, have no fear! We have many additional painted finish collections and programs extending our cabinetry to offer practically endless finish options. From our affordable Personal Paint Match program of 5,000+ colors to our Custom Finish program, we can craft the perfect shade of white for your home.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a custom painted finish. Design by Carstensen Cabinetry and Woodworking, Fairmont, MN.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a custom painted finish. Design by Carstensen Cabinetry and Woodworking, Fairmont, MN.

Creating a timeless, beautiful, and collected space can be easy with the right shade of white. Talk to your local designer today to see samples, get expert color suggestions, and discuss your options.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019 in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award. Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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